- Children thrive best in healthy and stable families.
- Child care is the care of the child, no matter who provides that care.
- Public policy on childcare should
- place the child’s wellbeing first,
- recognize that children and families have diverse needs and situations, and
- be equitable and flexible to accommodate the various childcare options that families may choose to meet their needs.
January 21, 2019
Avoiding the social and economic pitfalls of "universal" child care.
Andrea Mrozek, Peter Jon Mitchell, Brian Dijkema
May 6, 2021
The federal budget of 2021 offers national daycare at a cost of $30 billion over five years, with an annual cost of $9.2 billion after that. This sounds like a lot of funding, but is it enough? This research report offers a detailed assessment of the real cost of national daycare and the amounts that provincial governments will realistically be responsible for contributing once the federal funding is spent.
Peter Jon Mitchell, Andrea Mrozek
April 7, 2021
Strong, stable families are irreplaceable and are foundational to a healthy society. Good family policy can also enhance family well-being by addressing the diverse needs of families and their most vulnerable members, children.
June 22, 2021
Join us as we Exit COVID: Toward what matters most.
Winnie Lui, Todd Martin
November 13, 2020
Winnie Lui reports on research by Trinity Western sociologist Todd Martin revealing that around the world even the hardships of the pandemic have become sources of family strength.
Peter Stockland, Peter Jon Mitchell
September 17, 2019
Peter Jon Mitchell, acting director of Cardus Family, details a new report showing how federal and provincial child care policies distort the way Canadians care for their kids.
April 5, 2022
Andrea Mrozek, Senior Fellow with Cardus, tells host Adam Stirling why British Columbia would help more families by providing child care funding directly to them rather than supporting just one type of centre-based care. Photo by Fringer Cat on Unsplash
April 4, 2022
B.C. parents looking forward to $10-a-day child care shortly are in for disappointment. Provincial mismanagement of child care and disrespect for child care operators has been going on for years and it has hit a boiling point, writes Andrea Mrozek. Photo by Conor Samuel on Unsplash
March 24, 2022
"Just as we’ve seen in other provinces, the federal child-care plan’s fee reductions apply only to the families using licensed care. In Ontario, less than a third of children under age six use that kind of care," writes Peter Jon Mitchell in The Hamilton Spectator. Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash